Michelle Singletary

Nationally syndicated personal finance columnistWashington, D.C.

The latest from Michelle

Use these talking points to help your student factor in affordability when choosing a college.

  • Apr 18, 2014

Post columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions.

  • Apr 17, 2014

Post columnist Michelle Singletary offered her advice and answers your questions.

  • Apr 17, 2014

April is financial literacy month, a time for reflection on how much Americans know about their personal finances.

  • Apr 17, 2014

Forget fancy stuff like diaper wipe warmers because day care could cost as much as college tuition.

  • Apr 15, 2014

TV or radio ads probably won’t help struggling taxpayers, but the IRS’s Offer in Compromise program can.

  • Apr 12, 2014

U-Conn.’s Shabazz Napier says he sometimes can’t afford to eat and could use the cash.

  • Apr 10, 2014

The IRS would not ask anyone to wire money or threaten to send police to your home.

  • Apr 8, 2014

Post columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions.

  • Apr 8, 2014

Commissioner John Koskinen has 40 years of experience, primarily dealing with organizations under stress.

  • Apr 5, 2014

If your moment is popular enough on social media, advertisers will come.

  • Apr 3, 2014

Post columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions.

  • Apr 3, 2014

It’s illogical to continue making a house payment just to receive a tax break.

  • Apr 1, 2014

Talk to your adult children about your long-term-care plans.

  • Mar 29, 2014

Post columnist Michelle Singletary offered her advice and answers your questions.

  • Mar 27, 2014

Watch those sales carefully: Sometimes “price-anchoring” is simply fake pricing.

  • Mar 27, 2014

If you can’t pay your expenses with your current paycheck, borrowing from the next one isn’t going to help.

  • Mar 25, 2014

Help your loved ones by recording your financial and medical wishes in case something happens to you.

  • Mar 20, 2014

Post columnist Michelle Singletary offered her advice and answers your questions.

  • Mar 20, 2014

If someone lost a job or was in a financial struggle and you didn’t come to the rescue, are you are bad friend?

  • Mar 20, 2014
Load More
About Michelle

Michelle Singletary writes the nationally syndicated personal finance column, “The Color of Money,” which appears in The Post on Wednesday and Sunday. Her award-winning column is syndicated by The Washington Post Writer’s Group and is carried in more than 100 newspapers. In 2010, she released her third personal finance book, “The Power To Prosper: 21 Days to Financial Freedom.” She has been a personal finance contributor for MSNBC, NPR and ABC’s daily talk show, “The Revolution.” For two seasons she hosted “Singletary Says” on TV One. In her spare time, Singletary is the director of a ministry she founded at her church, in which women and men volunteer to mentor others who are having financial challenges. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park. She has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from The Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a master’s degree in business and management.

Sign up for the newsletter

Want to stay on top of the latest personal finance news? Then subscribe to Michelle's weekly email newsletter, which will be delivered to your inbox every Thursday.

Join the financial fast

Join Michelle for a 21 day financial fast to look at your financial life and how you can make it better.

Visit wapo.st/financialfast for daily advice and inspiration from Michelle and to hear stories from other people who are doing the fast. Share your own tips and stories using #financialfast. We can all be each other's accountability partners on this journey.